Warrier's Collage on Wednesday July 6, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday July 6, 2022 🙏 Japo jalpah silpam... https://youtu.be/EV7L9s0E6Pc Kerala in pictures, 100 years ago : https://youtu.be/N9GSSMK0NiM (Links Selection : M G Warrier & Dr T V Gopalakrishnan) Good Morning 🌄 Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 Collage Support Team Today Vathsala Jayaraman M G Warrier V Babusenan Dr Charan Singh Dr T V Gopalakrishnan V T Panchapagesan Jayasree Gopikrishnan Kottoor A Messages/Responses 1) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram "Krishna Krishna Mukunda Janaardana/ Krishna Govinda Narayanaa Hare/Atchyuthaananda Govinda Maadhava/ Satchidaananda Naaraayanaa Hare" "Koojantham Rama Ramethi Madhuram Madhuraaksharam" Gods will not move unless their names are repeated by the supplicants. Their own names are to them 'Madhuram, Madhuraaksharam' Same is the case with man. Mr Manoharan, at ninety, would like to hear his name repeated. A certain telephone department made a study to find the most used word when people talk. They found that it was the personal pronoun 'I'. We are ordinary mortals. Still we wish to record our biographies and others like to read them. The other day, I met an old friend. We were school mates. I thought he retired minimum as a sub-inspector of police. He said: "No, Senan, I left the job. There, the policemen are called by numbers. I hated it. Are we not human beings with an identity? I took up building contract work and was fairly successful in that." Please take this also in a lighter vein. Thanks 🙏 You are not alone trying to tell me this. Here are some links : a) Valmiki Ramayana Dhyana Shloka & Prayers 🙏 https://youtu.be/P5PQNe5sJGU b) Magic of Music and Mantras https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/magic-of-music-and-mantras V T Panchapagesan responding to another mail in a Group said : RaMa NaMam When I was in USA, I developed chest pain which was unbearable. I was rushed to the emergency ward. I came to know that it could be the end. I asked the doctor allowing me to say a few words... The warmest dwelling place of The Lord, SriRam is in my heart. Let US wide open to receive Him with full honors. Let US follow His path to perfection praying SRIRAM... THEN I told the doctor that he could proceed... Believe me the doctor who wanted to do surgery, inserted STENT only... After discharge he wanted to know more about SRIRAM which I explained… Not a day goes out even Today, I say this knowingly/unknowingly at all times... RAM HAS BECOME REALISTIC ADORABLE MAN IN MY LIFE... V T Panchapagesan 2) Jayasree Thiruvananthapuram (Now in US) Shared a photo from US https://photos.app.goo.gl/CNk1J8VGs3yQ21gEA Family members plucking strawberries in a garden in US 3) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1544042551396614144?s=20&t=erfy27FnqiDekr52ew0P6w Unity in Diversity - 303 गिआन हीणं अगिआन पूजा अंध वरतावा भाउ दूजा Lacking spiritual wisdom, worshipping ignorance Dealing in darkness, in love with duality (Maya) Guru Nanak, 1412, SGGS 4) Gopikrishnan Kottoor Shared a Video Murukkumpuzha Lake, Thiruvananthapuram https://youtu.be/mRduVZJlW-c 5) V T Panchapagesan Responded to E : What is Life? Enjoyment... If Wealth is the Secret to Happiness, Then the Rich should be dancing on the streets….. But only poor kids do that.. Power.. If Power ensures SECURITY, Then VIPs should walk unguarded.. But those who live simply, sleep soundly.. Beauty... If beauty and fame bring IDEAL Relationships, Then celebrities should have the best marriages…. Live simply, Be happy. Walk humbly and love genuinely… Explore yourselves. Differently abled ones.. V T Panchapagesan B Collage Books My Philosophical Development : Bertrand Russell This is one of the less popular books by Russell. Introducing because in this book he tries to remove some misconceptions about his thinking. We all try to do that 🤣 unsuccessfully on most occasions🙏-Warrier https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Philosophical_Development Russell gives an account of his philosophical development. He describes his Hegelian period and includes hitherto unpublished notes for a Hegelian philosophy of science. He deals next with the two-fold revolution involved with his abandonment of idealism and adoption of a mathematical logic founded upon that of Giuseppe Peano. After two chapters on Principia Mathematica (1910-1913), he passes to the problems of perception as dealt with in Our Knowledge of the External World (1914). In a chapter on ‘The Impact of Wittgenstein’, Russell examines what he now thinks must be accepted and what rejected in that philosopher's work. He notes the changes from earlier theories required by the adoption of William James's view that sensation is not essentially relational and is not per se a form of knowledge. In an explanatory chapter, he endeavours to remove misconceptions of and objections to his theories as to the relation of perception to scientific knowledge. Russell concludes with a reprint of some articles on modern Oxford philosophy. C Conquest of Happiness : Bertrand Russell This book was introduced to us in the Pre-University Class (Government College, Madappalli 1959-60)* by A Raman Menon in 40 minutes. I was so impressed that when I took life membership(At a cost of Rs25/- almost 20 percent of my monthly salary then : Membership No 5108) in University Library after reaching Thiruvananthapuram in 1963, the first book I borrowed was "Conquest of Happiness" The Book https://daily-philosophy.com/the-conquest-of-happiness/ Bertrand Russell’s book ‘The Conquest of Happiness’ (1930) attempts to analyse the conditions for happiness in our modern world, focusing on the mindsets of the unhappy and the happy person and how they differ. For Russell, the unhappy person is preoccupied far too much with their own life and career, and with how they present themselves to others; while happy people engage with life and with intellectual pursuits that are not related directly to themselves, displaying a quality of character he calls “zest” for life. *Those were the days : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/government-college-madappalli-25076/ D Story Time with Vathsala Jayaraman I Management Story A Management Story told at IIM, Calcutta; Something worth knowing - July 29th, 1994 Story # 1 It's a fine sunny day in the forest and a lion is sitting outside his cave, lying lazily in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk. Fox : "Do you know the time, because my watch is broken" Lion : "Oh, I can easily fix the watch for you" Fox : "Hmm... But it's a very complicated mechanism, and your big claws will only destroy it even more" Lion : "Oh no, give it to me, and it will be fixed" Fox : "That's ridiculous! Any fool knows that lazy lions with great claws cannot fix complicated watches" Lion : "Sure they do, give it to me and it will be fixed" The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back with the watch which is running perfectly. The fox is impressed, and the lion continues to lie lazily in the sun, looking very pleased with himself. Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in the sun. Wolf : "Can I come and watch TV tonight with you, because mine is broken" Lion : "Oh, I can easily fix your TV for you" Wolf : "You don't expect me to believe such rubbish, do you? There is no way that a lazy lion with big claws can fix a complicated TV" Lion : "No problem. Do you want to try it?" The lion goes into his cave, and after a while comes back with a perfectly fixed TV. The wolf goes away happily and amazed. Scene : Inside the lion's cave. In one corner are half a dozen small and intelligent looking rabbits who are busily doing very complicated work with very detailed instruments. In the other corner lies a huge lion looking very pleased with himself. Moral : IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY A MANAGER IS FAMOUS; LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS SUBORDINATES. Management Lesson In the context of the working world : IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY SOMEONE UNDESERVED IS PROMOTED; LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS SUBORDINATES. Story # 2 It's a fine sunny day in the forest and a rabbit is sitting outside his, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox, out for a walk. Fox : "What are you working on?" Rabbit : "My thesis." Fox: "Hmm... What is it about?" Rabbit : "Oh, I'm writing about how rabbits eat foxes." Fox : "That's ridiculous ! Any fool knows that rabbits don't eat foxes!" Rabbit : "Come with me and I'll show you!" They both disappear into the rabbit's burrow. After few minutes, gnawing on a fox bone, the rabbit returns to his typewriter and resumes typing. Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit. Wolf : "What's that you are writing?" Rabbit : "I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves." Wolf : "you don't expect to get such rubbish published, do you?" Rabbit : "No problem. Do you want to see why?" The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow and again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing. Finally a bear comes along and asks, "What are you doing? Rabbit : "I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eat bears." Bear : "Well that's absurd ! " Rabbit : "Come into my home and I'll show you" As they enter the burrow, the rabbit introduces the bear to the lion. Moral : IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW SILLY YOUR THESIS TOPIC IS; WHAT MATTERS IS WHOM YOU HAVE AS A SUPERVISOR. Management Lesson : In the context of the working world : IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW BAD YOUR PERFORMANCE IS; WHAT MATTERS IS WHETHER YOUR BOSS LIKES YOU OR NOT. ( My son is a student of IIM, Calcutta. He is now in Chennai) Vathsala Jayaraman Unlike the brain, the stomach alerts you when it is empty II A teacher's story Remarkable story of a retired teacher from Bengal who could not stop teaching! : “The day I got my postgraduate degree, I didn’t waste a minute– I rushed back to my village, Ausgrum in Bengal to become a teacher. Yes, I had higher salary offers from schools in bigger towns, but for me, the 169 Rs. I was offered at my school village meant everything; I was hungry to teach the students from my village who needed a good teacher the most. And I taught at my school for 39 years and only retired because I'd hit my ‘retirement age’– 60, what a ridiculous concept! So there I was at 60, retired and expected to spend my years drinking sugary tea and whiling away my time on the charpoy! But I was restless, I didn't want to retire and kept asking myself, ‘What shall I do now?' A few days later, I got the answer. One morning, around 6:30 AM, I saw 3 young girls enter my house. I was shocked when they told me they'd cycled for over 23 kms to see the Master who'd retired! They were young tribal girls who were desperate to learn; with folded hands they asked,‘Masterji, will you teach us?' I immediately agreed and said,‘I can teach you, but you will have to pay my school fees for the whole year–are you ready to pay?’ They said,‘Yes, Masterji, we will manage the money somehow.’ So I said,‘Yes, my fees are Rupee 1 for the whole year!’ They were so happy, they hugged me and said,‘We will pay you 1 Rupee and 4 chocolates also! I was elated! So, after they left, I put on my dhoti and went straight back to my school and requested them to give me a classroom to teach… they refused. But I wasn't going to stop–I had years of teaching left in me, so I went back home, cleaned my verandah and decided to start teaching there. That was in 2004–my Pathshala started with those 3 girls and today we have over 3000 students per year, most of whom are young tribal girls. My day still starts at 6 AM with a walk around the village and then I open my doors to students coming from all over–some of the girls walk for 20 plus kilometres; I have so much to learn from them! Over the years, my students have gone on to become professors, heads of departments and IT professionals– they always call me and give me the good news and as always, I ask them to please give me some chocolates! And last year, when I won the Padmashree, my phone didn't stop ringing; the whole village celebrated with me–it was a happy day, but I still didn't allow my students to bunk class! And my doors are open to all–come visit me and my Pathshala anytime; our village is beautiful and all my students are bright–I am sure you can learn something from them! So that's my story– I am a simple teacher from Bengal who enjoys his tea and evening naps on his charpoy. The highlight of my life is being called Master Moshai–I want to teach until my last breath; it's what I was put on this planet to do!*” Vathsala Jayaraman *Purpose of life : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/purpose-of-life-27707/ Then, what’s the purpose of this life? 1 Dharma: For whom, at what stage in life? 2 Artha: Accumulating assets? What for? 3 Kama: This cannot be “the purpose” 4 Moksha: If this is the purpose of life, why take birth and go through all the troubles? So, distinct from 1 to 4, there must be a purpose for our being here. Padma Sri Sujit Chattopadhyay realised it 🙏-Warrier E Real Life : Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai There is a famous astrologer in T Nagar, Chennai. His body is developed only upto waist and lower limbs are clustered together as a mass. But you see how confident he is! He talks fluent English. He has mastered astrology, he can compare horoscopes and foretell at least some risks. He has correctly predicted the date of marriage of my daughter a year ahead, when we were struggling to get a good alliance. He has established an institution offering scholarships to poor meritorious students. He can only crawl. But he stands so tall : When we talk about people with disabilities we can't but think of other 'so called normal' human beings. Recently we could meet an Army Officer who had lost both his legs during military operations. When a friend suddenly asked the Army officer how it felt to be without the two legs,the army officer replied :“I like to concentrate on what I have and not what I don’t have” That was a moment of truth for me. How naïve we are to think that we are not handicapped just because we have all our physical faculties in tact! As long as we are not able to tap our physical and mental resources in full, all of us are handicapped. An able-bodied man proving himself to be a great nuisance to society is also a handicapped person. He makes the whole society lame and cripple by his activities. Coming back to what the Army officer was saying, all of us have the impulsive habit of brooding over what we don’t have instead of concentrating on what we have. As an extension of this habit, when we look at a physically challenged person, we tend to look at his missing hands or missing legs but fail to notice how well he uses his other faculties. All of us are disabled in some form or other. Some of us are aware of it too. It is prudent to concentrate on our strengths than to feel unhappy about our weaknesses. The condescending attitude that we display towards the physically challenged is perhaps only to hide our own handicap. What the physically challenged require is not our sympathy for what they do not have but our recognition of what they have. Everyone thinks that he/she is a near-perfect creation of God without even pausing to think for a moment to see if others share the same view of us. Ego is the biggest hurdle to introspection. A highly egoistic person can never be introspective and even if he attempts to introspect, his ego will guide his introspection to reach the inevitable conclusion that he is right as ever! Once a group of ten children with challenged vision came to Chennai and performed a scene from Ramayana in a Sabha. Looking at their faultless performance with such ease ,it was difficult to believe that they had no vision at all. Differently abled is a beautiful way to describe people with any impairment. Beethoven produced masterpieces in music though he was near totally deaf. Helen Keller showed a new life for the visually challenged people. Does anyone talk of what Beethoven did not have? All that we remember of him is the music he produced. Even more tragic is the way the transgendered are treated by the society. It is a clear case of to what extent of despair that such people can be driven to if we don't treat them with dignity. Most of them take to prostitution and other dubious ways of living because they are shunned by the society for no fault of theirs.It is a matter of relief that the Government is becoming increasingly aware of their needs and coming out with relief packages. If we call a person who does not speak as dumb, what should we call a person who keeps quiet when someone is abused? If we call a person who does not see as blind, what should we call a person who does not see good things happening around him? If we call a person who does not hear as deaf, what should we call a person who does not have the patience to hear the sufferings of the fellow beings? Decide who is really handicapped. There were so many differently abled friends in our office. Each one was efficient in his or her own way. Count your garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall Count your days by golden hours, not by clouds. Count your night by stars,not shadows Count your life by smiles, not tears F Leisure https://bigthink.com/thinking/philosophy-jokes-explained/ KEY TAKEAWAYS Philosophy can be difficult to understand, but humor can be a great way to approach it. Each of these jokes includes an explanation, so you can learn what they mean if you aren't familiar with the underlying philosophy. Side effects of these jokes may include a sense of humor so dry it disproves Thales. G Quotes from Bertrand Russell https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/bertrand-russell-quotes Love : "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell OM FRS was a British philosopher, logician, and public intellectual


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